Best Places of Bastogne Belgium to Visit

Bastogne Belgium is famous for its war history, it is the same area where the famous Battle of the Bulge took place, The town is famous for it war museums, memorials, monuments and cemeteries, economy of Bastogne is mostly based on timber production, Business of timber is running in the blood of Bastogne citizens from centuries.

Although this town is quite far from the famous and big cities of belgium but it is connected well, Bastogne lies on the highway to Luxembourg from the capital Brussels.

Although it is a small town, but every year, thousands of tourists make their way to this town to see the memorials of war, So there is proper dedicated tourists accommodation system, with number of places to visit and things to do, You will find expensive hotels as well as relatively low cost lodges for staying at Bastogne Belgium, Whenever you visit this town, you will see a flock of tourists.

Another famous thing apart from Battle of Bulge is the beer of Bulge, There are couple of breweries in Bastogne, Who are famous for producing top notch drinks, which is also exported to number of countries.

While exploring the culture and norms of Bastogne, You will see that whole town is somehow affected or related to the heinous World War II, Each year there are number of festivals arranged to promote the culture and art of Bastogne belgium, There are art exhibitions and musical performance in the festivals which are really worth spending time and money for. Now lets move on the best places of Bastogne Belgium to visit.

Best Places of Bastogne Belgium

It is a small town and you won’t find many tourists attractions in Bastogne Belgium, But there are few sites that are totally worth visiting if you are planning to go to Bastogne, Following are few of them which I consider as the best Places of Bastogne Belgium.

Bastogne War Museum

One of the most famous museum holding the articles and monuments of World War II,If you are somehow connected to the World War II, Visiting this museum will be a very sentimental experience, It was closed for renovation but now it is open for tourists.

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The Mardasson Memorial

This monument was created in the honour of the soldiers of war, who died while fighting for their country at Battle of Bastogne, names of 76890 american soldiers who died while serving their country at battle of Bulge are engraved on this memorial.

Best Places of Bastogne Belgium

Wood of peace

Around four thousand trees were planted on the 50th anniversary of Battle of Bulge, these trees are dedicated to the American Soldier who died at the Battle of Bulge and the Belgian Soldiers who died in 1944.

The Sherman Tank

One of the famous monument of Bastogne is a Sherman tank of Eleventh US armored division, Name of the tank is thunderbolt and it was renovated recently and now it is serving as a monument of war.

Thats all from my side,If you have any queries regarding your travel to Bastogne Belgium, let us know in the comments. If you want us to include some other famous place in out list of best places of Bastogne Belgium, let us know in the comments, we will consider your request.

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Soldiers of the U.S. and Belgian Army carry the coffin of Augusta Chiwy during a memorial service at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Augusta Chiwy, 94, a Belgian nurse who helped save hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II, was buried Saturday near where thousands of Allied troops fell. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Soldiers of the U.S. and Belgian Army carry the coffin of Augusta Chiwy during a memorial service at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Augusta Chiwy, 94, a Belgian nurse who helped save hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II, was buried Saturday near where thousands of Allied troops fell. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Best Places of Ghent Belgium to Visit

Ghent is capital city of East Flanders province of Belgium, The civilization of Ghent Belgium date back to the Iron Age, And in that age it was one of the most richest city all over Europe, If you happend to visit Ghent, After taking a round of historical building and analysis the architecture of ancient sites, You can estimate how wealthy this city was. Even now it is one of the major tourist city of belgium, People from around the world visit ghent either for studying or for recreational purposes.

Ghent lies close to Brussels, Which is Capital of Belgium, so if you’re visiting the capital you should take a train it will take around thirty minutes to get to ghent from brussels, Ghent has a huge university, where over sixty thousand students are studying from all around the world. So you will find many young people in the city, With different stories, they are educated and very friendly, So dont hesitate interacting with the students as well as the locals, It is the best way to know more about the history and culture of the city.

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Ghent is a small city, Even if you are on foot it will take around 20 minutes to get to the center of city, If you are living at ghent, Even a cycle will be your best transport medium, Most of the tourists and locals use a well organised system of public transport, which is recommended to you aswell. Following are the few sites which I consider as the best places of Ghent Belgium, So if you’re visiting this exquisite city, You owe a visit to the following places:

Saint Bravo Cathedral

Saint Bravo Cathedral is one of the top historical sites of Ghent. The Cathedral, Its design and architecture. Everything is so magnificent, that you will be left awestruck after entering this building, There are number of tombs of old emperors along with unique artifacts from the history, and collection of art and jewel treasures, Everything makes this cathedral one of the best places of Ghent Belgium to visit.

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Ghent City Museum – STAM

In this Museum, You will find artifacts from different ages in the history. This museum is very diverse, where you will be astonished to see the artifacts and their history, The Museum is now moving towards the technology, there are multimedia devices that offer presentations on different times of history and how Ghent played its part in the medieval age.

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Vooruit

There are number of buildings which depict the 20th century architecture, these are the places which will give you an idea about how sublime this city was in the early age, there were also socialist democratic movements in those times. And Vooruit is a name of one such movement, there were different buildings under their control which are now used as sites for arts and culture exhibition.

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Another thing you should try is, Tour of the canals in a cruise ship, these cruise ships are not even expensive and cost around seven euros for an individual, The good thing about these cruise ship tours is that you can view almost whole of the Ghent from the outskirts, It is truly very good experience for tourists.

Thats all from by side, If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments, Or if you think there should be ammendment in the list of best places of Ghent Belgium, Let me know your opinion regarding it. If you want to read more about this city and accommodation, Visit the official site of Ghent Belgium